In today’s Wakefield Express

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In today’s Wakefield Express our top story is how Pugneys Country Park will be relaunched this weekend to save it from closure.

Also in news:

- A schoolboy who overcame a rare blood condition will become the youngest person to take part in a coast-to-coast bike ride.

- The Duke of York officially opened Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s air support base at Nostell during a royal visit.

- A 20 acre site of land with planning permission for more than 1,200 homes and shops in the city’s Snowhill area is up for sale.

In sport:

- Wakefield Trinity Wildcats boss James Webster admits that he may have only 17 fit players available to him for the Super League trip to Wigan Warriors.

- Batley Bulldogs eased into the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth round with a convincing 78-6 victory over plucky Normanton Knights at Wakefield Trinity’s Rapid Solicitors Stadium on Saturday.